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jaymac

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Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« on: August 05, 2009, 02:08:58 PM »
Anyone out there?

ED25

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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 05:03:43 PM »
Hi Jaymac,

I am a past pupil of Girl's Model School but started in Sep 1970 (a little bit later than the years you are looking for) but my older sister attended during that time and maybe might be interested.  I will speak to her later and get back to you.

Just out of interest the new school building should be open for business early in the new year.

regards

ED25

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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 11:31:12 AM »
Hi Jaymac,
My sister was there during the years you are searching for.  She remembers Miss Craig, Miss Ferris, Miss White, Mrs Reid, Miss Sands and others very well.  Some of them were still there in my time!!

Her name was Marilyn English, ring any bells?  Do you want to tell me your name and I will let her know, maybe get her onto the Forum herself.   She is still in touch with some of her old (whoops!) should I say her 'good' friends from the Model.

Keep in touch.


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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 10:29:50 PM »
Hi Jaymac,

I am a past pupil of Girl's Model School but started in Sep 1970 (a little bit later than the years you are looking for) but my older sister attended during that time and maybe might be interested.  I will speak to her later and get back to you.

Just out of interest the new school building should be open for business early in the new year.

regards

Hi my sister Sandra started in1970, sister Helen also went to the school and I am involved with the redevelopment of the school and the Boy's Model

Geraldine

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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009, 11:52:13 PM »
My friends, Annie Bickerstaff, Sally Louden, Barbara Niblock,Sandra Nicoletti went to the Girls Model.They would have been there in the late 50's and early 60's.
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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009, 03:27:54 PM »
Hey DAS,

I might know your sister, I left in June 1976, and I know people tell you your school days are the best days of your life, well I loved the Model, and was sorry to leave.

We still keep an interest in the school, the new buildings look brilliant!

DAS

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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 06:21:48 PM »
Hey DAS,

I might know your sister, I left in June 1976, and I know people tell you your school days are the best days of your life, well I loved the Model, and was sorry to leave.

We still keep an interest in the school, the new buildings look brilliant!

Sandra now lives in Scotland, Helen in Portadown but mum and dad still live in Ballysillan area. new scholl will be ready to open January 2010.
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DAS

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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 05:46:21 PM »

I started the Model in 1977....Miss Sands, Miss White and Miss Ferris were still there in my time. I also loved being at school.
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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2009, 06:19:26 PM »
I was in the school with my daughter this morning collecting her AS results.  It still looks the same as when I went there. 

I saw Miss Sands and Miss Thompson last year and they don't look any older!!  hope I last as well!!

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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2020, 09:19:38 AM »
Just browsing this thread and was surprised to see from you 'young ones' that Miss White and Miss Ferris still there. I left in 1960!  I had a lot of respect for the teachers but couldn't wait to leave and get working!  My name was Myrtle Barr then so would love to hear from any of the now oldies!  😁

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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2020, 04:18:39 PM »
Just browsing this thread and was surprised to see from you 'young ones' that Miss White and Miss Ferris still there. I left in 1960!  I had a lot of respect for the teachers but couldn't wait to leave and get working!  My name was Myrtle Barr then so would love to hear from any of the now oldies!  😁
Hi Myrtle I went to Girls Model just guessing can't remember exact dates - old age!! left 1961 I think your name rings a bell my name was Dinah Duffin & I have scant but pleasant memories of my time there- Miss Craig,Miss Ferris, the art teacher who was young & very good looking & Mrs Craig & I met the teacher who taught shorthand & typing  when on a visit back to Belfast but I now can't remember her name!

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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2020, 04:42:33 PM »
Hi Dinah  yes your name also rings a bell!  You wouldn't by any chance have any class photos?  I have none taken at school. Years ago I tried asking on Carrs Glen website where I went before the Model but didn't have any luck.  Mrs White was the domestic science teacher. She had red hair and my sister Roberta who also had red hair was a bit of a teacher's pet because she was good at all the subjects Mrs White taught. I wasn't and she was very surprised when she discovered we were sisters!   :)

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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2020, 03:48:53 PM »
Hi Dinah  yes your name also rings a bell!  You wouldn't by any chance have any class photos?  I have none taken at school. Years ago I tried asking on Carrs Glen website where I went before the Model but didn't have any luck.  Mrs White was the domestic science teacher. She had red hair and my sister Roberta who also had red hair was a bit of a teacher's pet because she was good at all the subjects Mrs White taught. I wasn't and she was very surprised when she discovered we were sisters!   :)
Sorry Myrtle I donít have any photos of Girls Model, donít know why that is as I have a couple of photos from my Primary school (Finiston)
Iím think Iíve seen photos taken at Carrs Glen school posted on this site?
Was the teacher who taught shorthand & typing Mrs Watson? the name just came into my head! I remember lots of us were very keen to get into her class as quick asap to get our favourite typewriter & I always bagged a Remington!
Was there another teacher who taught domestic science other than Mrs White? I have no recollection of Mrs White at all
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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2020, 04:18:55 PM »
Hi Dinah, I don't remember Mrs Watson but the interest in the shorthand/typing class came back years later and after some evening classes and exams it helped me land a job at the University of Ulster where I worked for 20 years before retiring. I do remember Miss Ferris the science teacher and who could forget Miss Irwin the vice principal? She told me off for talking in class and said my manners had deteriorated!  It sounded bad but I had to look up the meaning!  😁

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Re: Belfast Girls' Model 1964/65
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2020, 11:38:50 AM »
Hi Dinah, I don't remember Mrs Watson but the interest in the shorthand/typing class came back years later and after some evening classes and exams it helped me land a job at the University of Ulster where I worked for 20 years before retiring. I do remember Miss Ferris the science teacher and who could forget Miss Irwin the vice principal? She told me off for talking in class and said my manners had deteriorated!  It sounded bad but I had to look up the meaning! 
That's funny Myrtle! I do remember Miss Irwin- do you remember the "flat" attached to the domestic science room? I remember we had to clean the flat  & then cook lunch for some of the teachers! those teachers must have liked to live dangerously- :D  don't think any of them were poisoned!! I don't remember if everyone had a turn at cleaning/cooking in the flat or you had to work to earn that privilege- do you have any memories of this?
I do remember the science teacher Miss Ferris who rode her bike to school & had a very severe hair cut(bowl shaped)& she came from Fermanagh  I think, & I'm ashamed to say the only thing I remember about science class was a "bunson burner"